***Due to the Coronavirus-related orders issued by Mecklenburg County, GCAA office is open on a limited basis. Staff will be working in office Tuesday-Thursday until September 1 and are available by e-mail and phone. We also welcome visits from our members who have a scheduled appointment with one of our team members. Please check our website at www.greatercaa.org for timely updates and pertinent information. We thank you for your patience as we play our part in keeping our staff and broader community safe.***

Committees & Councils


GCAA activities are directed and completed by the volunteer efforts of association members. Volunteer involvement in one or more of these groups gives members the opportunity to meet and interact with their industry colleagues. Below is a list of the GCAA’s committees and councils, their areas of concern and the names of their respective chairpersons.

Meeting schedules are posted below; however, please email the GCAA office to verify meeting date/time/place as they sometimes change.

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2020 Committee Meeting Times 

Due to COVID-19 & committee meetings happening virtually - committee meetings may not follow what is listed below. Contact the appropriate staff member for updates surrounding their respective committee.

Bus Tour Committee Last Wednesday of every month @ 9:30 am
Education Advisory Council Fourth Friday of every month @ 9:00 am
Government Affairs Committee First Friday of every month @ 8:30 am
Green Committee Fourth Tuesday of every month @ 9:00 am
Membership Committee Second Tuesday of every month @ 10:30 am
Multifamily Career Awareness Committee Second Wednesday of every month @ 9:30 am
Next Gen Committee Third Wednesday of every month @ 9:30 am
Outreach Committee Second Thursday of every month @ 9:30 am
Products & Services Council 4/9, 6/4, 8/6, 10/8 @ 9:00 am
PSC Sub-Committee: Reverse Trade Show TBD
PSC Sub-Committee: Trade Show TBD
PSC Sub-Committee: Golf Tournament  TBD
PSC Sub-Committee: Associate Development TBD
Programs Committee Third Tuesday of every month @ 9:30 am

Multifamily Career Awareness Committee

Betsy Kirkpatrick, Tiffany Edwards & Chiccorra Connor, 2020 Co-Chairs

Staff Liason: Pat Dorcy

This committee will promote multifamily industry careers to high school and college students via career fairs and other job exploration opportunities. The multifamily industry can often be overlooked but with this committee, we will show our next generation of leaders that it is a viable option and one that should be explored.

Membership Committee

Michelle O'Brien, Missy Clements & Cel Smart, 2020 Co-Chairs

Staff Liason: Kim Graham

This committee is focused on recruiting new members and retaining existing members. Committee members develop  ideas to demonstrate the benefit of GCAA membership including leading orientation and designing exciting member experiences. The group organizes annual membership drives and other fun networking opportunities. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am at the GCAA.

Government Affairs Committee

John DeMario, 2020 Chair

Staff Liason: Michelle Manns

The government affairs committee monitors legislation and code issues affecting the multifamily industry at the local, state and national levels. Its members represent the apartment industry to Charlotte City Council, Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners and other elected bodies. This committee also works closely with the Apartment Association of NC and other state affiliates to influence policy decisions within the NC General Assembly. Meets the 1st Friday of the month at 8:45 at the GCAA.

Government Affairs Committee at AANC Lobby Day

Outreach Committee

Lisa Foley & Christi Manos, 2020 Co-Chairs

Staff Liason: Wesley Masters

This group works to strengthen the rapport between multifamily industry professionals (GCAA members, specifically) and the local public by identifying areas of need in the community and planning activities which will provide appropriate service and support. In recent years the Outreach Committee has partnered with Keep Charlotte Beautiful, the Urban Ministry Center/Moore Place, Charlotte Family Housing and others. Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 am at the GCAA.

Members of Outreach Committee volunteering on Christmas Eve.

Bus Tour Committee

Brianna Wood, 2020 Chair

Staff Liason: Ashley Honeycutt

This committee’s members play key roles in planning and executing the GCAA’s annual New Construction Bus Tour, a major annual undertaking which showcases new apartment product in our market. They also assist with smaller-scale tours which have specific areas of focus, such as the Rehab Tour and the Affordable Housing Tour. Meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 9:30am.

Members of the Bus Tour Committee at the annual New Construction Bus Tour.

Green Committee

Rebecca Mignery, 2020 Chair

Staff Liason: Wesley Masters

This group’s focus is to educate GCAA‘s owner/operator members about the latest trends and opportunities in environmentally-conscious, sustainable multifamily operations. The committee organizes educational programs, has guest speakers, goes on outings, and contributes to GCAA’s publications and website.

Green Committee Members participating in Adopt a Stream.


Programs Committee

Gabrielle Bouknight, 2020 Chair

Staff Liason: Pat Dorcy

This committee researches and schedules quality programs for the monthly General Membership meetings. Its goal is to secure a range of engaging speakers and to present subjects that will appeal to our diverse membership. The committee also schedules seminars of industry-related topics for the membership like Landlord-Tenant Law, Fair Housing and Pool School that compliment the NAAEI designation offerings. Meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30am. 

Next Gen Committee

Wendy Sikorski, 2020 Chair

Staff Liason: Ashley Honeycutt

This group’s efforts focus on increasing association involvement of members who are “young” in the industry. Next Gen volunteers organize social events at which GCAA members can network with industry peers, learn more about the Association, and explore multifamily career opportunities. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 am at the GCAA.


Education Advisory Council

Kate Jarrell, 2020 President

Staff Liason: Pat Dorcy

This council oversees the NAA Education Institute Designation Programs, including NALP, CAM, CAMT, CAPS, and CAS. Council members provide guidance in the areas of policy, member and community outreach, faculty development, program evaluation, curriculum design, and student participation. Council members must be GCAA volunteer instructors. Meeting schedule varies.

Members of EAC speaking to future apartment industry leaders.

Products & Services Council

Brian Brand, 2020 President

Staff Liason: Ashley Honeycutt

The Products & Services Council is open to any/all GCAA Associate (supplier) members in good standing; its overriding goal is to enhance the valuable working relationships between GCAA-member apartment owner/operators and suppliers. PSC Subcommittees focus on specific areas/programs and include Associate Development, Trade Show, Golf, and Executive Dinner/Reverse Trade Show.